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Bon Jovi’s push fund-raising campaign to save Ben Franklin’s gravestone over the top

Nov 16 2016
Category: Press

A campaign to raise $10,000 to save Benjamin Franklin’s gravestone at the Christ Church Burial Ground across from Independence Mall has surpassed its goal thanks in large part to a $5,000 contribution from rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea.


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Letters from son to father bring home the Civil War to Philadelphia

Nov 12 2016
Category: Press

On a rainy day more than 20 years ago, educator William Quigley Jr. and his colleagues were hauling archival materials from a flooding basement at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass., when they came upon a mystery.


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New book explores central role Philadelphia’s Christ Church played in the Civil War

Nov 11 2016
Category: Press

Author Bill Quigley spoke with NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller, and will speak tomorrow evening at Christ Church in Philadelphia. Christ Church in Philadelphia, its reverend, Benjamin Doer, and his son William play a central role in the Civil War.


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Day in the Life Of: a church-preservation research associate, John Bright

Sep 15 2016
Category: Press

As a research associate at Christ Church Preservation Trust, Bright is one of the people who helps explain the site’s storied history to the 250,000 visitors who pass through its gates and those of the nearby burial ground each year.


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Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Email?

Jul 26 2016
Category: Press

The Washington Post followed South Carolina delegates to the Burial Ground for a discussion on politics, now and then.


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